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reminiscent of katrina. also reports of a desperate search for two children, swept away from their mom in the storm surge. and then word that the death toll had nearly doubled to 14. it was becoming clear that staten island, a sleepy enclave best known as the name sake for the famous staten island ferry, was a world away from the rest of this city which today was getting moving again. so, we hopped in the car outside of our office in manhattan, expecting a journey that would be made very difficult by the city's maddening post-storm grid lock. instead, the real problems became getting gas. we drove around northern new jersey for hours encountering lines and frustrated people. >> aggravating. that storm did its thing. knocked out everything. >> reporter: we were only saved by some relatives of one of our colleagues who brought us a two-gallon jug of gas. >> just keep it. >> reporter: it's okay. finally, we arrived. and look at what we saw next from our window. >> the transformer blew up and took the whole store down. that's my open sign to the store. it burned down completely. >> reporte
a hurricane? we will show you how the victims of katrina traveled to new york to pay it forward from those suffering from sandy. details coming up on this monday november 12th and happy veteran's day we are observing it today good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. we will give outdetails about what's going on in downtown baltimore but if you headed that way you need to know how the weather will be. let's go over to meteorologist lynette charles. >> the parade is going to be good. the weather is going to be fine. and we are going to be mild as we go throughout the day. that's some good news this morning. we can see on maryland's most powerful radar not a whole lot to see. we are scanning the skies and dry but we have some showers and wet weather working its way in here later this evening and into tomorrow morning. right now, temperatures coming in at 46 degrees in hickory. 48 in ijamsville and you do need the coat as you step out. wind are on the light side and they will pick up as we go throughout the day out of the south at about 5 to 15 miles an hour. and also, we are
. a few showers out of sandy. how will she rank all time? still the big question mark. hurricane katrina 108 billion in damage. hurricane katrina by far the all time costliest united states storm before sandy. >>announcer: ke was number two at one third of the cost. that was 26 billion. ike hitting houston. andrew in 92 hitting south florida. sandy now had 55 billionl plus. we have much more to go. the final total -- sandy could be the most costly. it'll be a top hurricane storm. some of that cost coming here, you haven't seen the -- the word is big time damage there. outstanding state and national parks. the sea shore, delaware, tough times getting through there. the bridge holding up okay but a lot of sand washing over the access roads here in route one and then of course here in garret where even pictures a little tough to come by. the whole state with the impacts from sandy obviously. 47 degrees right now. dew point 38, a quiet chilly kind of day and evening. nice evening to just stay in. 50 -- normal 62, watch -- sandy just shifted the weather pattern. we were talking about this, th
to go higher. katrina was 108 billion and if other are pailing in comparison to this -- pealing in comparison to this. we'll see what happens if sandy overtakes katrina. itis possible. some of the cost and damage in our area. this is a different camera angle. that is a brand new inlet similar to the inlet that was cut in ocean city back in the 1933 great chesapeake bay hurricane. this is route one in delaware, kind of an ominous looking sign and here's the work being done by armies of front end loaders trying to clear that out and. and then we got snow here. awesome skiing for early november. flood states 23 and a half on the conowingo. we never got there with this storm. tonight we got to 18 .07 so not quite the flood state. look at the overall set up, havre degrashgs right now there's not much rain in the forecast so it should be better. mostly cloudy today and tonight under a mostly cloudy sky. it's 48 degrees with a little wind. sun set 6:05 and that's going be key for the next few days. these will be the last late sun sets. don't forget to fall back as we go toward sunday b
. >>> representatives donna edwards and aaron schock, paul gigot, katrina vanden heuvel and greta van susteren. >>> hello, again. what a week in politics. with his victory in florida yesterday, president obama now has a sweep of the battlegrounds. 332 electoral votes. losing only indiana and north carolina from his 2008 total. the popular votes are still coming in. the president will come up about 8 million short of his 2008 tally. we'll discuss how obama did and what's next for the gop and the governing challenges ahead? >>> but first, that friday afternoon bombshell. david petraeus resigns at the cia after officials uncover his extramarital affair. . >> yes it came to light after a woman in tampa tied to military got a peculiar, harassing e-mail. she was so concerned, she contacted the fbi who according to our sources traced it back to paula broadwell. as the fbi continued to investigate, they discovered e-mails pointing to a romantic u sexual relationship between the two. early concerns about the e-mails being hacked. but the evidence never turned up to be compromise to intelligence. >> wha
, the tales it could tell. listen to this, one that has gone back and forth from louisiana, katrina, and new york for 9/11 and back. now back again the brotherhood of firefighters that is straight ahead. >> those are two cities that share tragedy, have tragedy in common. katrina down there. 9/11 up here. now another one with sandy. so that -- the bond, the fire truck, represents that. >>> also, we'll lighten the mood a little bit in "the skinny," she says, maybe not too much. she is going to be fine. talking about brooke burke from abc's "dancing with the stars," when the word cancer is involved we'll have to send her our very best thoughts and warm wishes. details of her condition. she is going to be okay the important thing. stay tuned for details coming up on that in "the skinny". >> what her doctors are telling her. our prayers and thoughts go out to her and her family. first, victims and relatives of those who died were in the courtroom as a judge reaffirmed that jared loughner would never again be a free man. >>> part of a plea deal, loughner was sentenced to seven consecutive life ter
of this living through this for a second time is proof of how katrina changed the nation's psychology when it comes to storms. >> yes. >> how many lessons have been learned, dark days along the gulf coast in '05. see it playing out. closest thing to katrina since '05. you are seeing the country changed after the storm, even response on every level has changed as well. interesting to watch, yet again for sure. >> yeah. >> coming up next, images are almost too much for adults to comprehend. for children, the pictures from sandy could be downright heartbreaking and confusing. >> we'll show you what one familiar fuzzy face is doing to help them understand. ♪ we have all been assaulted by the sights and sound of hurricane sandy. they can be hard for an adult but overwhelming for a child. >> imagine what it is like for kids. gma anchor josh elliott has this story. >> reporter: we adults called it a super storm. amidst the ferocity of nature's wrath, it was just plain scary. how do you talk to kids about getting through the storm of the century. we got together with a panel of newly minted vete
of meals to first responders and others affected by sandy. volunteers say their city was hit after katrina and they are paying it forward. >>> it's lin two weeks since sandy slammed into the east coast and there are thousands without power. new york and new jersey homeowners are frust tateed with the -- frustrated slow pace. as of sunday 50,000 homes and businesses didn't have electricity and thousands more couldn't connect to the grid because the wiring was flooded. official was lipa say the storm was worse than expect and didn't have more than enough utility workers lined up. time for a check of the forecast and let's go over to lynette. >> let's talk about what's going on in terms of temperatures. people getting out and about this morning. whether you have to go to work or not, temperatures coming in at 48 in tow sewn -- towson and churchville at 46. temperatures above average going through the day. we will be seeing temperatures boost u7 -- up a bit. wind out of south and we are dealing with patchy fog in spots this morning as well. so be prepared for that. satellite and radar not pick
's for fewer than katrina but still significant. because thousands of flood cars could end up on market and you'll know they're secret. in maryland, the law says dealers who sell more than 5 cars a year has to disclose flood damage. individual sellers don't have that same requirement. the feds use the national motor vehicle titling information system to track but he says not every state participates so scammers can wipe a car's past clean. but to uncover the imperfect past of a car takes some work. >> unfortunately it's extremely easy to clean up a flood damages car. >> reporter: his company's free flood reports may indicate whether a used car was water logged and could become a potential danger to you if you buy it. >> the worst this is it could affect the safety system of the car. the air bag system may not function. >> reporter: before buying any used car, you got to take it to a ride to a mechanic. bill taylor says the story of every sandy car can be uncovered if you look for red flags. to find the biggest one, just open the door and sniff. >> they can put perfume or cleans it all they wa
about 10% of the country's economic output. by comparison, hurricane katrina cost $40 billion in damage. >>> getting cell phone reception could be easier. at&t and t mobile are agreeing to share networking to help those affected by the storm. it'll let people use whatever network they have. people won't have to pay or do anything. calls will connect through the network with the strongest significant tall signal. >>> and 20,000 flights canceled because of the storm so now the airlines are trying to get back on track. they are rebooking passenger ifs on new flights though some airports are still working to clear some of the floodwaters. they are deploying workers to answer the phones and help rebook or cancel tickets for up to two million travelers. >> we have a 4-year-old all fed up with all the talk. how she breaks down after listening to much of -- >>> and the behind the scene, revealing what you will see tonight on the cma awards. . >>> still watching sandy spin just to the north. she has changed hour weather pattern. before the weekend talking about temperatures in the 70s, little i
, in some cases years after katrina. back to you. >> all right, dan. >>> disturbing images still out there. we've been seeing the long unprecedented lines at gas stations all over the areas of devastation. and gas shortages could make getting to the polls tomorrow a challenge to voters inside the storm zone. abc's alex perez joins us from h hasbrook heights, new jersey. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. check this out, there's already a long line of cars waiting to get to the gas station. like so many others, they're completely tapped out from those trying to get their generators running but help from the federal government could not come soon enough. overnight, the relief's slowly rolling in. fema distribution tankers at ten centers across new york and new jersey. others urge residents to finally fill up. the federal agency has delivered 8 million gases of gasoline and another 28 million gallons headed there. the long tines and people waiting hours for gas still growing. jessica has been without power for six days. she's finally able to get a generator but now needs gas. could anyo
the folks out. again takes me back to katrina days. if this plan goes through with the fema trailers, need for temporary housing, there was a big situation down in louisiana where they found out months after the storm that there was a formaldehyde contamination inside the fema trailers. make sure as they segue into temporary housing they take precautions, ask about what you are getting. and a lot of problems and some law suits in new orleans after katrina. >> you heard the folks, asked to evacuate, leave, maybe go to a shelter, dry, dry land. but they don't want to leave their homes because of looting. >> yeah, people want to protect their property. can't tell somebody they can't. to lighter moments from our storm coverage. we know about the bromance between governor chris christie and president obama. there is word that christie found closure with a target of his unrequited love. >> the one, the only -- bruce springsteen. christie said yesterday he got a hug from the rock star at a recent benefit concert and was moved to tears. christie, he is a huge fan of spring ste springsteen concerts
to katrina victims and kerosene to japanese sue gnaw mee victims. in response to superstorm sandy, the organization brought this 9,000-gallon tanker from the west coast to new york passing out limited amounts of free fuel to storm victims. >> being in the petroleum business, we always get bad press. it's -- it's wonderful to be part of good press when it comes to fuel. >> this fuel is meant to power thirsty generators and vehicles, but storm victims themselves need fuel as well for their weary bodies. that's where this group of culinary volunteers come in using a mobile kitchen donated by red rob bit, an organization that usually provides free school meals, they are preparing restaurant-quality food for storm survivors. >> watching everything from a television set in a comfortable living room sa lot different than being out here. when you're out here, you really see the need and the -- and the despair on some of the faces. >> fema is also on site helping provide the basic necessities, including food, water, and warm clothes. as a recovery process continues in this hard-hit area. i
. a national hot line for reporting disaster fraud was set up seven years ago after hurricane katrina. >>> and cell phone service is getting better for people in the hurricane zone. 20% of sites are still down. but that's down from 25% a few days ago. >>> the ipad mini hits stores. minus the worldwide frenzy of some recent apple rollouts. these customers in tokyo were among the first to get their hands on the tablet this morning. apple is expected to sell 1 million this weekend. >>> when we come back this morning, the last stand. the presidential candidates swing into the final four days of campaigning. >>> and new charges stemming from the jerry sandusky case. the accusations, a powerful penn state figure covered up the crimes.and they're alre hmm, we need a new game. ♪ that'll save the day. ♪ so will bounty select-a-size. it's the smaller powerful sheet. the only one with trap + lock technology. look! one select-a-size sheet of bounty is 50% more absorbent than a full size sheet of the leading ordinary brand. use less. with the small but powerful picker upper, bounty select-a-si
. she's bound to stay here alone. something she's endured before, during hurricane katrina. >> i know what bad damage looks like. my katrina house, all the way up to the ceiling. >> reporter: katie and her neighbors have created a support system of sorts. >> just all closer together. >> reporter: they meet up every night and talk and eat by candlelight. >> without you, i'd be lost. >> reporter: but warm thoughts aren't enough. and many here now fear things will only get worse as the nights grow colder. talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place. this car sandwiched between a utility pole. and this is the boardwalk. some people say they've heard they're not going to get power restored for another month. we kept hearing, where is fema? where is the red cross? where are the elected officials? >> it's heartbreaking, linsey. >>> there's questions about whether the devastation from sandy could be prevented from happening again. some say it's possible, looking to places around the world, special sea barriers made to protect cities. john muller is in new york, where the storm surg
we're seeing up here and what the folks down in the gulf coast experienced back in 2005 with katrina and found this online and wanted to read it and close out the week and show this way, a letter from new orleans to folks here in the northeast. it reads this "dear northeast, wow, is your week about to suck. potentially will continue to be so for many months but ultimately you'll come out it okay. people find a way. you will become very resourceful. you'll bond with your friends and neighbors in ways you never expected and you'll have a lot of love and help from the the rest of us from far away too. all that said i hope you're ready for a fight. there might be someone to tell you whatever happened it was punishment from god, you're an idiot for where you live and your homes should be abandoned, that you deserve this misery that the rest of us should not be responsible for taking care of, you're not worth saving. don't listen to those people. we know what you're going to. if you need to, call us. you can stay with us as long as you need to because when the crap flies we're all responsi
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